Elite New South Wales Centre of Sporting Excellence Receives Praise
Posted by daviddon on August 21st, 2015
The impressive 7 million Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence has officially opened on the site of the old Ystrad Mynach Hospital building, with two new international standard synthetic sport pitches and an overwhelmingly positive response.
The Centre was opened by Welsh Government Sports Minister John Griffiths AM and Wales coach Warren Gatland, who offered praise and appreciation regarding the new facility in this video.
The new flagship facility provides a top quality venue for both elites and developing rugby and football players. The Newport Gwent Dragons, a professional Wales Rugby Union regional team, have announced the facility will be the team's official base for training and junior development matches. The complex will also be utilized by the Cardiff City Football Club, the Welsh Rugby Union regional development academies, and local community clubs.
€Act Global is pleased to be part of this significant addition to the sport community, and we look forward to seeing the benefits this investment brings to the players and public as a whole,€ said Gary Breen, regional sales manager. €We hope this facility will be recognized as a world-class sporting hub for the region.€
Both pitches, built by Verdeo Recreo, feature a stunning red surround and the latest, professional quality artificial turf from Act Global. The full-size football pitch was constructed to meet the stringent criteria required to earn a FIFA Two Star Certification for elite level play. To be awarded this mark, pitches undergo two phases of rigorous laboratory and field testing for properties such as shock absorption, ball roll and rebound, traction, climatic resistance, abrasion and more. The 3G synthetic turf rugby pitch was also professionally constructed to the standards of the International Rugby Board, and completed testing to be IRB22 Certified.
Additionally, the Centre features two grandstands, locker room areas, weight training facilities and a community facility.
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